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Sanford Health Child Life Specialist- Emergency Department in Fargo, North Dakota

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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

Facility: Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 5225 23rd Ave S, Fargo, ND 58104, USA
Shift: 10 Hours - Evening Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $19.50 - $29.00
Pay Info: $2,000 Sign-On bonus with 1 year working commitment!

Department Details

This position is primarily focused in the Emergency Department. Come join a fast pace environment serving pediatric patients in a Peds Level 2 trauma center!

Hours are 1:30PM to 11:30PM 4 days a week, willing to discuss flexible options to provide coverage and balance.

We love the Fargo area as it is a great place for young families and individuals. It has a small community feel with aspects of a larger city you will love! Fargo has a booming and vibrant downtown area with many local shops, boutiques, and opportunities for entrepreneurs. Our growing community has many parks and courtyards that are also dog friendly. Come join us!

Job Summary

Develop, coordinate and implement the delivery of developmentally appropriate play activities, expressive arts, and special events for pediatric patients and their families within the health care setting, both at the bedside and in playroom settings. Serves as the child's advocate when collaborating with the healthcare team to determine suitable therapeutic interventions. Utilizes expert knowledge of child development, family systems theories, and the developmental effects of stress and trauma on children to establish appropriate interventions to alleviate distress. Promotes family-centered care and facilitates the strengthening of positive coping and resiliency skills within the healthcare setting. Provides ongoing assessment of interventions used. Provides oversight and direction for utilization of volunteers in Child Life department. Possesses expert knowledge of medical diagnosis and procedures. Understands special needs of children with chronic or disabling conditions, with expertise in the use of play activities in a health care environment and in-depth knowledge of research regarding children in health care settings.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Child Life, Child Development, Human Development, or related field required. Completion of Child Life internship required.

Minimum two years experience working with various age groups of children is preferred. Experience working with pediatric population in a therapeutic setting desired.

Certification as a Child Life Specialist (CCLS) is required or must be obtained within one year of hire. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required within six months of hire.

Benefits

Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0161108
Job Function: Allied Health
Featured: No

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